SHOCK AS POLICE OFFICERS LECTURE AND REASON WITH UNRULY EGERTON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BEFORE ARRESTING THEM
EGERTON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GO ON RAMPAGE AGAIN FOLLOWING DAMAGES FEES PENALTIES EMANATING FROM THE DECEMBER 4 2019 UNREST
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Njoro Police officers deserve the 2020 Police of the Year Award if there is any after they departed from the medieval, brutal and archaic way of handling university students whenever they go for riots.
On January 13 2020, a video clip of two Egerton University Students seated on the ground while surrounded by police officers who were trying to reason with them went viral on social media.
This is truly shocking given the past rough experiences that university students have whenever surrounded by ant-riot police officers. Initially, anti-riot police officers used to clobber and rough up university students who try to go on rampage.
The police officers were heard trying to advise Egerton University students to focus on their studies instead of engaging the administration in cat and mouse games.
During the demonstration, ten Egerton University students were arrested after engaging police in running battles that lasted a whole night on Sunday and Monday morning.
A section of Egerton University students- first and fourth-year students had been recalled back after the December 4 2019 strike.
They were thoroughly vetted and asked to pay the fine for damaging Egerton University’s resources.
The students who had not cleared fees were expected to draft a letter stating that they will fully cater for the damage of Kshs 16, 862 per student.
This fine is what led to the current protests at Egerton University since the students feel that the Kshs 16, 000 penalty is too high. They want the damages fee reduced to Kshs 2, 000.
Currently, security has been beefed up at Egerton University’s main Campus at Njoro following the Sunday night unrest.
Police have camped at the Njoro Main campus to ensure that the students comply with Egerton University’s orders and requirements for readmission.